God Rest Ye Stressed Communicators [Saturday Morning Review]

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God Rest Ye Stressed Communicators: Planning Christmas for Your Church is a collection of writings from the folks at Church Marketing Sucks/The Center for Church Communication designed to help church leaders and church techs rethink, retool, and revive their outlook on Christmas. That’s what it was designed to do, and that’s precisely what it does. It validates the stress and pressure upon us to “present” Christmas successfully, and yet it redefines that as “effectively,” meaning that it should be done for the glory of God and the advancing of His kingdom. It does this quite well while still reminding us that the hard work of Christmas—Christ’s work—has been done, so what are we so stressed about?

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How to Avoid A Google Penalties [Infographic]

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If you are like ChurchMag, Google is important to your site. At times, 60%-80% of our traffic comes from someone searching for something Christian and nerdy/techy. If you are trying to get the most out of your website presence with search engine optimization (SEO), be careful that you do not try to game the system […]

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Black Friday Edition – 2015 [Podcast #82]

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We had so much fun during last year’s Black Friday Edition—we decided to do it, again! I’m not sure how repetitive we were compared to last year’s topic choice, but I can assure you that Phil provides an all new Black Friday story to the microphone in this episode. Enjoy:

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What Are You Thankful For?

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Here I am nested away in Italy for another Thanksgiving. It’s just like any other day, here. There’s not hustle and bustle days before, there’s no giant cooler full of turkeys on sale, nor is there Stove Top Stuffing stacked high on the grocery store end-cap.

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What Everyone Thinks When They Text & Drive [Video]

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Having previously been in youth ministry, I am acutely aware of the dangers of texting and driving. (That being said, adults are as bad or even worse.) Even further, my father-in-law is an insurance salesmen and had my three year old do a radio ad with the line “stop the text, stop the wrecks.” So […]

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6 Proven End-Of-Year Giving Tips for Your Church


End-of-year giving is big! It’s on our minds here at Tithe.ly and as a church leader it should be on yours too. Why you ask? Well, for one BIG reason. Nearly 35% of all giving happens during the last three months of the year with 17% happening in December and over 30% happening on the […]

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Buffer Adds Social Media Calendar


One of the things I’ve realized over the last couple of years is that the system that works for me, might well not work for you. I’ve seen this in a few places, but the most common example has typically been in task management. We usually face similar problems, but the way we combat them […]

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We Love You, Eric!


Eric doesn’t know that I am publishing this. In fact, we have hijacked the website just to love on Eric. Below are our own experiences and thoughts of Eric as he has not only run and grown, but also has managed us. He has shown the love to us and to you the readers, so […]

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